BeerandBlues2 (10515) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
750 mL bottle provided via trade with boutip. Pours light cloudy orange with spare fizzy white head, diminishing, spare lacing. Aroma is average malt (hay, straw), average hops (grass, lemon), average yeast (leather, earth) with notes of grape, cassis and cask. Long duration, light to non-existent sweetness, moderate acidity and heavy bitterness. Medium bodied, slick texture, soft carbonation, bitter.
WeeHeavySD (3359) - San Diego (Hillcrest), Oregon, USA - NOV 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2007 750ml bottle, purchased at Chevy Chase Wine and Liquor in Washington DC. Pours a cloudy straw with a small white head. The smelly is distinctivley tart, and acidic, just what I would expect from a quality gueze. The taste is tart, sweet and yummy, a good gueze not Cantillon quality but close.
rederic (3202) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 8, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Hazy gold hue, with a white head, sour green apples fruitiness, barnyard, tartness accent, horse blanket, an acidic and wet oakiness in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice tartness and sourness character, with a faint fruity note of sour green apples, winey accent, hint of mustiness and wet wood, leading towards a dry fruity, sharp tartness finish.
dwyerpg (4755) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - NOV 6, 2006
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I think a commonality of all these gueuzes is that horse blanket aroma. This is very hardcore sour and very tasty. Woohoo! Good Stuff.
thebaldwizard (1205) - Ohio, USA - OCT 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden brown with a very slight white head. The aroma is sour with light hints of fruit. An even palate and smooth mouthfeel leads to sour flavors with just a hint of funk. There is an interesting sour "burn" in the aftertaste.
JFURYCAT (1079) - East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Somerville Super Saver. The grapefruity citrus sourness of this beer mixes with a rather oaky woody almost dusty flavor. There are several layers to the sour tones which seem to float above each other. The dryness is smooth and it makes the acid content tolerable.
hobgoblin (163) - St-Épiphane, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 20, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Orange golden color and a nice foamy white head. Green apple and white wine aroma. Acidic with a green apple taste. Not bad, my best Geuze so far.
Bière de couleur orange doré avec un bon collet mousseux. Odeur de pomme verte et de vin blanc. Au goût, elle est acide mais, moin que la kriek et elle goute les pommes vertes. Pas mauvaise, ma meilleur Geuze jusqu’à maintenant.
harrisoni (14617) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 20, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Utobeer, I think. I keptthis for ages waiting for the right moment. I love gueuze but know that it will normally fall into the 3.8-4.2 range for me as the sourness makes it too extreme for me. Beautiful amber colour, with thin ring of off white head. Sour funky aroma. Really funky actualy. Sharp in mouth. Lemon juice and more funkiness in mouth. Sharp funky lemon finish. Pretty extreme to be honest, very acidic. I prefer Girardin and Boon to this. Still a lovely example of this limited beer style.
hiphops (286) - caldwell, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2006
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
cloudy pale golden. aroma of white vinegar egg salad and lemon. tase lemony musty almost like dirty animal. crisp not bad but not the greatest.
GregClow (2949) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 9, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at Union Beer Trade Tasting, NYC. Clear golden colour, quite still. Aroma is medicinal, funky, a bit woody. Flavour is quite citric and tart, but it’s lacking some of the complexity that I hope for in a good gueuze. Certainly nothing to sneeze at, but still a little disappointing.